February 26, 2011
By Christiaan Patterson sundial.csun.edu
I find it rather fascinating how people feed off negativity or chaos. We say we want peace yet if and when it occurs, we really don’t know what to do. 2012 is vastly approaching and Hollywood produced a movie in response to a few hyped up hoaxes.
Do any of us remember Y2K? The computers and stock markets were all going to crash and burn when that ball dropped on New Years Eve. Many people went as far as stocking up on emergency supplies such as food and hygiene products. A close friend of mine is still using dish soap bought for that end of the world disaster!
Are we that bored with the mundane and repetitious lifestyle we’ve enslaved ourselves into that we have to create an event that will end it all? December 21, 2012 is no more doomsday than the Jupiter Effect on March 10, 1982 or Y2K.
NASA has published several articles addressing this rising fear among people which spiked after THAT movie came out. It all began with a Sumerian story claiming that an undiscovered planet named Nibiru was headed toward our sphere.
This Planet X is not found within the Milky Way and cannot be seen by scientists. If such planets existed, there would a gravitational pull in the universe indicating its presence.
These claims of such a planet began with a piece of artwork found by the Sumerians which allowed such a broad interpretation. The coin it was found on claimed to have described alien visits and what looked like a solar system with 11 planets. In the end, the findings were wrong since the Sumerians symbol for the sun was just squiggly lines between four triangles.
Again this should be easing tension of the world ending since the scholar studying this, Zechariah Sitchin, couldn’t get this small detail of the existence of a tenth planet correct.
Originally this predication of the world ending was set for May of 2003, however, since it proved false, the date was pushed forward. It’s only a recent connection that people have made between the winter solstice and the end of the Mayan calendar.
David Morrison, NAI Senior Scientist, stresses the importance of not getting caught up in this hoax of the end of the world. Morrison states that even if the planets align or the magnetic fields readjust, it will have NO deadly affect on our planet.
He goes on to say that yes, the Mayan calendar will end on December 21, 2012 BUT, just like ours, it will start all over again. Panic is not necessary since the earth has been holding steady for about 4 billion years and won’t be dying off anytime soon.
This “day” is spreading like wildfire and is more believable today than at any other time in history. Why? Technology. For one anyone can build a website and claim to be an “expert.” Secondly, “information” is easily accessible with the click of your mouse. Finally, doomsday predictions have been around since humans learned to think about the world around them, therefore, are nothing more than a creative way to make money.
The world will end for humans but it won’t be from some cataclysmic event: we will probably die by our own hands.
This doomsday should be treated like a weather forecast: It’s only believed when the forecast is right! How many times have we heard there will be rain and sunshine prevailed the entire week? If these predictors couldn’t get it right for May of 2003, March 10, 1982 or even January 1, 2000, what’s to say they are correct now?